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“[On Ade Bethune:] Her life itself stands as her major work of art, her great design, lovingly worked out over the years.”
“I thought death would be a final leap out of the old tire swing into shimmering Bald Eagle Lake after a final push from long-dead Aunt Ethel, godmother and childhood pal.”
“Sister Ann Xavier finds it hard to judge the placement of her chair. At one time she tried to sit on Sister Anne Noel's lap. Neither one could solve the problem. In fact Sister Anne Noel was content to serve as a chair.”
“I believe many of the paintings attributed to 'Unknown Masters' were actually the work of cloistered nuns.”
Judith Stoughton, U.S. art historian, educator, writer
(1918 - 1991)
Full name: Judith Stoughton, C.S.J.